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First Draft

ESPN experts Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, and Field Yates keep tabs on the NFL draft throughout the year.

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Free Agency's Impact

Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow examine free agency's impact on draft boards, go through Todd's latest mock and go in depth on the Bucs, Broncos, Lions & Dolphins.

52mins

15 Mar 2017

Rank #1

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McShay Mock Draft 2.0

Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss Todd's Mock Draft 2.0, the deepest positions in this year's draft, a Super Bowl LII recap and the guys answer your mailbag questions.

47mins

6 Feb 2018

Rank #2

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Draft Buzz

Mel, Todd and Chris discuss all of the buzz that they're hearing around the league as the first round gets closer, and Mel keeps it VERY real.

55mins

23 Apr 2018

Rank #3

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Three For The Win

Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss their top three players at each position and break down the draft strategy for the Falcons, Rams, Vikings & Patriots.

46mins

4 Apr 2017

Rank #4

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Make Your Head Explode

Mel Kiper Jr., Chris Sprow and Todd McShay discuss the draft day decisions that could shock the NFL world, weigh in on "The Clean 7" and share their final analysis before Thursday's first round.

45mins

24 Apr 2017

Rank #5

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The Perfect Mock

Mel and Todd alternate first round picks for all 32 teams to create the "perfect" mock.

42mins

20 Apr 2018

Rank #6

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McShay's First Mock, Burrow's Rise

Todd, Mel & Chris break down McShay's first mock draft including Joe Burrow's rise to the top (1:35), Chase Young's talent (26:50) and more!

49mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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Mock Draft 3.0

Todd McShay and Daniel Dopp break down Mel Kiper's Mock Draft 3.0 by discussing what he got right and what he got wrong. Plus, a bunch of listener questions!

39mins

26 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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Draft Recap

Mel, Todd and Chris put a bow on the 2018 draft by going through the best picks of all seven rounds, making their ROY picks, discussing the QB fits and much more.

54mins

30 Apr 2018

Rank #9

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Immediate Impact

Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss the draftees who will have the biggest immediate impact in the league, the best sleepers from the Draft and more.

38mins

1 May 2017

Rank #10

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NFL Draft Conference Call

NFL Draft Conference Call with Mel Kiper Jr.

58mins

25 Apr 2017

Rank #11

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Money Makers

Mel, Todd and Chris do a complete recap of the scouting combine, discuss the "money makers" from the weekend, and break down the strategy for the Colts (26:01), Texans (29:25), Titans (32:14) and Jaguars (36:02).

44mins

5 Mar 2018

Rank #12

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Domino Effect

Mel, Todd & Chris discuss the impact of a whirlwind weekend on their draft projections. Plus, a deep dive on the strategies of the Bucs (33:28), Falcons (39:10), Panthers (42:17) and Saints (45:27).

56mins

12 Mar 2018

Rank #13

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The Best Route

Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow debate the merits of free agency vs. the draft for some teams (2:20), plus they break down the draft strategy for the Jets (27:44), Dolphins (33:30), Bills (39:32) and Patriots (43:56).

56mins

22 Feb 2018

Rank #14

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Combine Preview

Todd McShay, Mel Kiper Jr., and Chris Sprow break down everything to watch for at the combine (:56) and examine the approach for the Bears (27:59), Packers (33:10), Lions (37:17) and Vikings (41:59).

55mins

27 Feb 2018

Rank #15

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Mel's First Mock

Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow break down the intricacies of Mel's first mock, explore some of the names you're less familiar with, discuss the QB rush and more.

52mins

19 Jan 2018

Rank #16

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Draft Recap

Mel, Todd and Chris break down everything from the draft and answer your mailbag questions.

45mins

28 Apr 2019

Rank #17

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Combine Review

Mel, Todd & Chris discuss what they took away from the combine, who made the best impression & more (1:34). Plus, they look at the draft strategy for the Chiefs (31:41), Chargers (36:32), Broncos (39:26) and Raiders (44:48).

1hr

5 Mar 2019

Rank #18

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Kiper's Sleepers

This week's podcast is all about #KiperSleepers. The guys discuss over 50 prospects in this rapid fire breakdown of Day 3 rookies who could make an impact in the NFL.

32mins

16 Apr 2020

Rank #19

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From The Top

Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay and Chris Sprow discuss the strategy at the top of the draft (10:45), look at some of the best non-quarterbacks in the class (31:00) and more.

55mins

9 Jan 2018

Rank #20